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Why are some personality disorders more prevalent among men, while others are more prevalent among women?

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In this response, I will focus on the gender differences in the development of personality disorders, and more specifically, focus on antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), more prevalent in males, and borderline personality disorder (BPD), more prevalent in females. As many other disorders, personality disorder development is characterized and influenced by both the genetic aspect and the environmental influences, the concept known as the "two-hit hypothesis". Studies have shown that there is a wide range of possible biological factors leading to vulnerability and predisposition for the development and maintenance of personality disorders, such as genetic, neural, and neuroendocrine factors. Associations have been made to the dysregulation of the serotonergic, as well as dopaminergic, ...

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Personality disorders are discussed in the context of gender. References are also infused to validate the findings.